Monday, April 19, 2010

Aerification Process

This is the Step by Step Process for the Greens:
                        Deep Tine to a depth of at least 8 inches.
Second the 648's pull a core at a depth of 1.5 inches

The crew pushes off the material 

The green gets rolled 

The Green receives amendments as per the soil tests

We top dress to fill all holes with clean sand

Drag in the sand to fill the holes

Finished Product with all holes filled

Water in!

This would conclude one green and we will continue this process 20 more times. Also the rough is being aerified and a picture follows. 

Rough Cores

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


     It has been a while since my last post and we are continuing to catch back up. Just a few updates: The fairway topdressing program has ended for the year and you will notice some areas with sand and others that have worked in really well. Thank you for allowing us to complete this and I do apologize for any inconvenience. Our next fairway maintenance program will be our deep tine aerification. What this entails is punching a hole to a depth of at least 6 inches. You will notice these holes that will not disturb your round and will heal very rapidly. What we are striving for with this program is to fracture the soil to decrease compaction and allow the water to move through the profile at an easier rate. Currently we are working in the bunkers to prepare them for the season such as checking depths to provide the proper amount of sand, sharping the edges and re-leveling any areas that have been built up through out the years. They will continue to be maintained as last year by providing a smooth surface with minimal hardness at the bottom. This will be a lengthy project but if the weather goes well, we would expect to be done in May.

Just a few reminders:
      Tee Aerification is scheduled on Monday April 12,
         Driving Range Tee will have a delayed opening at 3pm.
      Green and Rough Aerification is scheduled for
         Monday April 19The Course will be Closed on this Day.

As we proceed with these maintenance programs I will be continuously posting pictures of the whole process. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 301-762-0570 or
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